Today Microsoft as announced three editions of its new Windows 8 operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. The plain Windows 8 version is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows, and PC users will have two editions to choose from Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.
Microsoft explains that for many PC users Windows 8 will be perfect, but for more advanced features Windows 8 Pro has been created. To bring a broader range of Windows 8 technologies, to tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals.
Windows RT is the newest member of the Windows family, and has been created for devices powered by ARM Processors. Microsoft explains:
“Windows RT will include touch-optimized desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. For new apps, the focus for Windows RT is development on the new Windows runtime, or WinRT, which we unveiled in September and forms the foundation of a new generation of cloud-enabled, touch-enabled, web-connected apps of all kinds.”
For more details on the new Windows 8 operating system editions, jump over to the Microsoft Blog post for a comparison.